Australian governments, ministers and community leaders are voicing stronger commitments than ever before to ending violence against women and their children. But while more and more women are recognising themselves as victims/survivors of violence and seeking help, there is no guarantee that when they come forward they and their families will receive the knowledgeable, competent support they need, which  is best provided by specialist women’s services.

 

One of AWAVA’s key priorities this year is promoting the role and importance of women’s specialist services in preventing and responding to violence against women and their children.

 

Read our policy brief on women’s specialist services here.